Tuesday, November 1, 2011

9 Months Old

He isn't pulling up yet, we stood him up in his crib for the picture...still, looks like we need to lower the crib!
My little boy is 9 months old today! This month literally flew by and a lot of things have happened as far as his development. He finally started teething and is now the proud owner of two teeth! He got really congested and cold-like when he was working on his second tooth and as a result got an ear infection, so he also had his first round of antibiotics this month. Another big step he took this month is crawling! He started army crawling and is making his way towards getting into everything in the house:
He says "mama" and "dada" now, although not specifically at one of us. He says "dada" all the time and "mama" occasionally when he is hurt or upset. No fair! :) We are working on baby sign language but he hasn't picked up on any signs yet. He has started banging his hands on the tray of his high chair whenever he wants more cheerios, so I've started showing him the sign for "more" when he does that. Hopefully he will catch on! He loves going to the baby classes at the library and has started to really interact with the leader and the other kids. He loves to crawl up to them and touch them and look at them. Especially if they have sparkly or shiny shoes on!

He loves playing peek-a-boo and it is probably the thing that gets him laughing the most. He will even laugh if Anthony just looks away and then looks back and him and says "peek-a-boo!". One night Anthony was playing with him by hiding behind the wall and then jumping out at him and saying "peek-a-boo!" and James was loving it! Then, I guess Anthony waited too long or something because when he jumped out James screamed in terror and started wailing!! He was really scared!! I have never heard him cry like that! I guess we should have felt bad, but it was so funny we couldn't stop laughing. I know, mean parents :)

James has started to have a little bit of stranger anxiety, but he is selective. So far, it has only been with men: my brothers and a friend of ours from church. It is kind of hard that it is so unpredictable when he will get scared because we don't know how to plan for it really. Hopefully it stays mild and he doesn't get too scared of strangers as he gets older. We love how happy he is to meet new people and go to new places!


Lindsey said...

So cute! I can't believe he's 9 months!! What great developments too, isn't that just the best to watch? I love that:) I just started to teach Ada to sign too! 'More' is definitely our most frequently used sign, lol. I wish we had started earlier, but I think she'll pick it up quickly. You'll have to let me know how James does with it:)

Happy said...

Wow, that is one cute baby you've got there!! That's funny that the stranger anxiety is with your brother- Teya's first consistent stranger anxiety was with Anthony!
And I am excited that James and this baby Nolan will be so close in age and the same gender! How fun for them!!